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Caisse Variation "Lacoste-Borie" 2020

Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red
Caisse Variation "Lacoste-Borie" 2020
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Grand-Puy-Lacoste reveals a structured and indulgent Second Wine from Pauillac

The estate

Located in the heart of the Pauillac appellation on the left bank of BordeauxChateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste took its current form in 1855, although it was built in the 16th century. The wine estate was greatly influenced during its ownership by Raymond Dupin from 1930 to 1978. Dupin ceded the property to the Borie family, who have carried out numerous renovations since then. Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste is today one of the most representative estates of the Pauillac appellation.

The wine

Lacoste-Borie is the Second Wine of the estate.

This new vintage is presented in an innovative packaging, the "Caisse Variation 2020". Equivalent to a volume of 12 bottles (9 liters), this wooden case contains 1 Double-Magnum, 2 Magnums and 4 bottles. The variation in bottle sizes is an invitation to discover, through these three different sizes, the evolution of Pauillac wine over the years.

The vineyard

The Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste vineyard represents 90 hectares of vines planted on outcroppings of deep gravel. 60 hectares of vines are planted in one piece. The vines are 38 years old on average.

The vintage

A very wet and mild winter encouraged both the restoration of water reserves and early vine budding, which began at the same time as lockdown in France. Although a snowy episode was recorded on 30 March, the milder spring conditions allowed the vines to develop in good conditions, despite alternations of rain increasing the risk of diseases on the vine. From mid-June, dry and hot conditions set in until the weekend of 12 August, which was marked by significant rainy spells which salvaged the vineyard. The alternation of hot days and cool nights in August was ideal for ensuring a good maturity of the grapes and achieving optimal tannic richness. Harvests began on 14 September with very hot weather. The grapes were healthy, concentrated and aromatic, with very ripe tannins.

Blend

The 2020 Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (56%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (14%).

BordeauxPauillac
Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste

On Special
No

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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